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Tip Off Basketball Rules Meeting Reminder

Two weeks from today is the first
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Basketball Meeting!
Monday October 29th at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
In the little theater on the West side of the high school.
Rules presentation for both coaches and officials by Nate Hampton
Officiating gear available for purchase from Purchase Officials and Correct Call
Please remember that one of the requirements to be tournament eligible is be a member in good standing with a local approved association. If you did not get a chance to register with us, you can register at the meeting on Monday or print a copy for mailing with your dues by clicking the following link:
As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to:
1) pay your dues for the year,
2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and
3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Look forward to seeing you there!

Pre-Season Basketball Scrimmage

Pre-Season Basketball Scrimmage
John Glenn High School
Saturday November 17
9:00am – 5:00pm
There will be another varsity level pre-season basketball scrimmage opportunity for new and veteran officials. Three man as well as two man mechanics will be reviewed. We encourage everybody to take advantage and to prepare for basketball.
For a time slot, please contact
Wallace Whitfield whitfield4024@comcast.net or (248)981-7887.
We look forward to working with everyone to get ready for the upcoming season!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Pre-season Basketball Clinic

SAVE THE DATE

Pre-Season Basketball Clinic
Detroit Country Day High School
Saturday & Sunday November 17 & 18
We will be conducting a pre-season basketball clinic for all officials. Three man as well as two man mechanics will be reviewed. There will be veteran officials working, training and mentoring all officials during day and both on court and classroom opportunities are available. There is no charge for this clinic and attendance will count towards being a Member In Good Standing. We encourage everybody to take advantage and start getting into basketball mode.
Please contact Bob Czech robertczech@comcast.net for a time slot.
We look forward to working with everyone to get ready for the upcoming season!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Recent Obituaries

Please see below the two recent obituaries.
Thank you – Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

www.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

Steve Rhoads

– – There will never be another one like him.

Steve Rhoads, affectionately known as “Coach,” called his final play on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He was 75. Coach is survived by his wife, Gerri, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, a sister, several nieces, nephews, and a host of loving relatives and friends. Visitation will be held 9am-11am, followed by a memorial service at 11am, Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Birmingham First United Methodist Church, 1589 W Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. A gathering of family and friends will follow at Pasquales, 31555 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48073. *In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Berkley High School scholarship fund – details forthcoming.

James A. David, DDS

Bloomfield Township – James A. David, DDS, 67, of Bloomfield Township, died September 28.

A graduate of De La Salle Collegiate High School, University of Detroit and University of Detroit School of Dentistry, Dr. David practiced in the eastern suburbs before opening the David Dental Clinic in Clinton Township. After retiring, he became a Practice Broker to dentists throughout the state.

For many years Dr. David was a referee at area high school and collegiate basketball games, and avid golfer, playing for decades at the Detroit Golf Club.

Dr. David is survived by his wife, Joan (Boulus); mother Rose David; daughter, Terese; sisters Judy Simony (Jerry); Mary Terry (Chris); and brothers John (Carleen) and Albert; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He is the son of the late Albert David.

The family will welcome friends at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 1, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Rd. in St. Clair Shores. A memorial service will follow at 11.

Donations may be made in Dr. David’s name to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1740 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.

Additional Football Training Meeting

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Due to multiple requests there will be an additional MDAO football training meeting!
Wednesday September 26 at 7:00pm
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.
As always, if you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
And remember that if you’re interested in polo shirts, pullovers and jackets with the MDAO logo on them, don’t forget to check out KV Sports in South Lyon. The t-shirts will have a heat transfer logo but the polos, pullovers and jacket will have an embroidered logo. Items may be purchased at:
Thank you again for everything you do to help improve high school football.
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Test Reminder and KV Sports MDAO Link

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Thank you to all who attended the meeting last night to review the football test for post season consideration. Don’t forget to complete the exam by 11:59 pm September 13th. The MHSAA does not make exceptions if the deadline is missed.
Crew Chiefs – Please remember to email your schedule to Bob Foss at bob@detroit2auto.com. We continue to work to get observers to games and use this information to help promote officials for post season consideration.
We also had on display, last night, some demo polo shirts, pullovers and jackets with the MDAO logo on them. The t-shirts will have a heat transfer logo but the polos, pullovers and jacket will have an embroidered logo. Items may be purchased from KV Sports in South Lyon at:
Keep up the work!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Last Football Meeting September 10

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The season is in full swing and our last football meeting is scheduled for:
Monday September 10 at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.
We will be going over the MHSAA postseason tournament consideration exam:
The exam is due by 11:59pm September 13, so this will be a timely opportunity for group learning while preparing for the remainder of the season.
As always, if you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Thanks for all your continued work and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Next MDAO Football Meeting August 20

Thank you to everyone who put in the effort to attend the annual MDAO Football Kick Off meeting last Saturday. The season is fast approaching and our next football meeting is scheduled for:
Monday August 20 at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.
Please remember that one of the requirements to be tournament eligible is be a member in good standing with a local approved association. If you did not get a chance to register with us, you can register at the meeting on Monday or print a copy for mailing with your dues by clicking the following link:
As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to 1) pay your dues, 2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and 3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Thanks for all your hard work and we look forward to working with everyone this upcoming year.

Coaches & Officials Football Meeting Reminder

Don’t forget this Saturday is the annual
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Football Clinic!
Saturday August 11th at 9:00am
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
In the big theater on the East side of the high school.
Check in begins at 8:00am.
Rules presentation for coaches and officials by Nate Hampton
Dr. Kevin Do discusses the importance of preventing head trauma
Discussion with Athletic Director Greg Michaels from South Lyon East
Breakout sessions led by: Mike Shogan, Greg Santilli, Norm Gozalka, Aaron Woodbury, Will McKoy, Brian Gurwin,Gaylon Williams, Phil Hicks, Dave Stein & Jason Zimmerman
Officiating gear available for purchase from:
Purchase Officials
Correct Call
KV Sports
Look forward to seeing you there!
More information including association registration forms at:
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials
or email us at:
metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com

MDAO Football Clinic August 11th

Please join us for the annual Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Football Clinic
Saturday August 11th at 9:00am
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
Rules presentation for coaches and officials by Nate Hampton
Officiating gear available for purchase from:
Purchase Officials
Correct Call
KV Sports
Look forward to seeing you there!